Sponsors Tee It Up for CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic

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Industry support grows for event to benefit tech career opportunities program

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Educational Foundation announced today that seven more companies have joined the list of sponsors for this summer's CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic.

The second annual CompTIA Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, August 4, at Falcon's Fire Golf Club, one of the premier public golf courses in the greater Orlando, Fla., area. Sponsors of the event include:

Pearson VUE - The global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management.

Prometric - A recognized global leader and industry pioneer of technology-enabled testing and assessment services.

Ricoh - leading provider of digital office equipment.

Siemens - A global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation in the quality of its products, services and solutions.

SYNNEX Corporation - A leading business process services company, servicing resellers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in regions around the world. They provide outsourcing services in IT distribution, contract assembly, logistics management and business process outsourcing.

Techimage - A Chicago-area public relations firm specializing in representing high technology companies and positioning them as market leaders.

Xilocore/Ron Cook's Connecting Point - A company which specializes in business continuity, disaster recovery and data protection.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Creating Futures, an initiative of the CompTIA Educational Foundation. Creating Futures provides opportunities to individuals who have historically been under-represented in the IT industry workforce, including veterans transitioning out of the military; individuals with disabilities; at-risk youth; and dislocated workers. Creating Futures works with employers to identify their hiring needs, then tailors education and training programs to help individuals obtain the skills employers are looking for.

The Creating Futures Golf Classic will be held in conjunction with Breakaway 2008, the annual conference for CompTIA members. Breakaway 2008 is the IT industry's premier education and networking event will be held August 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

About the CompTIA Educational Foundation
Established in 1998, the CompTIA Educational Foundation continues its mission to develop qualified and productive entry level IT workers with the hopes of eliminating the skill shortages within the industry. The Foundation receives support from individuals, industry leaders, companies and the government through contributions and grants, giving hundreds of individuals the opportunity to pursue IT careers.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, please visit http://www.comptia.org.

Kara Kersh
Manager, Public Relations
Phone: 630-678-8464
Email: kkersh@comptia.org


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